Portrait Photographer & Photojournalist
Miami photographer Brian Smith is the luckiest guy on the planet. He won a Pulitzer Prize at 25, he’s told Bill Gates exactly what to do for an entire hour, appeared on The X Factor, exhibited at the Library of Congress, dined with the President, hung with Richard Branson on Necker Island, gotten drunk with George Clooney, shared cupcakes with Anne Hathaway and married the most beautiful woman he ever laid eyes on…
For the past 30 years, Brian Smith’s iconic portraits of famous celebrities, athletes and executives have been used in advertising, by corporations and have graced the covers and pages of hundreds of magazines including Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Time, Forbes, New York Times Magazine, Elle and British GQ.
His books include: Art & Soul (photographed in partnership with The Creative Coalition and Sony), which pairs Smith’s iconic portraits of celebrities from film, television, stage and music with their personal messages about the importance of funding the arts; Secrets of Great Portrait Photography, which shares his stories from his last 30 years photographing portraits of the famous and infamous; and Sony A7 Series: From Snapshots to Great Shots.
He is president of APA/Editorial Photographers, a Sony Artisan of Imagery and X-Rite Master Coloratti.